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Blog: Teen Outreach Program

Posted on July 31, 2013 by Angelique About the blogger: Angelique is 17  years old and has been a Know Risks Peer Educator for about 17 months.  She will graduate from high school in June  2014. The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is a community-based program created to educate teens on various topics and open them…

Blog: Adventure Therapy

Posted on June 27, 2013 by Sinita About the blogger: Sinita Williams is a counselor in AFG’s Shelter department. She received her Masters in Social  Work from Wayne State University. While completing her MSW program Sinita  interned at AFG as the Curriculum Coordinator Intern. During her internship, she  was hired as a Program Assistant/Residential Advisor…

Blog: What I Think and How I Feel About New Choices

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Babydoll About the blogger: Babydoll has been a participant in AFG’s New Choices Program for eight years. She first came into the program seeking support as survivor of severe mental, emotional, and sexual abuse. She continues to be active in the program today. I’ve been coming to New Choices for eight…

Blog: A Day in the Life of a Peer Educator

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Christen About the blogger: Christen is a high school senior and Peer Educator at AFG. She has been a PE for over a year. She is currently on the Youth Street Outreach Peer Education team. My days have certainly changed since becoming a Peer Educator (PE) in Outreach. I am currently…

Blog: What I did this summer…

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Sandra Svoboda About the blogger: Sandra Svoboda has been a volunteer at Alternatives For Girls for the past two years. She has worked as a writer at the Associated Press, The (Toledo) Blade and Detroit’s Metro Times and is currently a reservist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.With a journalism/history degree…

Blog: The Importance of New Choices

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Alana Gracey About the blogger: Alana Gracey is the Safe Choices Project Manager at Alternatives For Girls. In her role, she oversees the Safe Choices Project, AFG’s program that reaches out to women involved in commercial sex work, connecting them with needed resources. New Choices, a part of Safe Choices,…

Blog: Embracing the Future

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Casandra About the blogger: Casandra is an AFG Shelter resident who is also a college student majoring in the Culinary Arts. She would like to open her own restaurant in the future. This post is a “Projection Speech” written by Casandra. At the completion of our Transition to Independent Living classes,…

Blog: A Prosperous Adult

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Latrina About the blogger: Latrina is a former AFG Shelter resident who has now been living successfully on her own. She has continued to stay in touch with AFG as she continues to forge a positive life for herself. I came to Alternatives For Girls because I had an unhealthy relationship…

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